byarose Profile - (11282844)

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Home Town: Madera, California, USA
Living In: New York, New York, USA
Member Since: Feb. 2010
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Knitting, Hiking/Camping, Boating, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing, Wine Tasting, Charity Work
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About this Cook
I am a country girl at heart and moved to the big city 4 years ago. I love to feed people and would have parties just to come up with some fun new recipes/menus. Since getting married I have become even more of a home chef now that there is someone who is around all the time to eat my creations.
My favorite things to cook
Italian, Basque, Indian, Mexican.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Candied yams at Thanksgiving, and my mom's persimmon cookies at Christmas.
Recipe Reviews 1 review
Appetizer Mussels
This is super easy and tasty! Make sure to clean the mussels first. Soak for 20 minutes in cold cold cold water with a few tablespoons of cornmeal. The cornmeal helps the mussels to spit out the grit and salt. Then take a sturdy brush and scrub grit and barnacles off. The recipes is awesome as is and the changes we made are simply for our tastes and what we have around the house. Thank you for the amazing recipe, I have had rave reviews over it! Since we have made it a few times we have made the following changes: Instead of butter we use olive oil and saute the garlic before adding the rest of the ingredients. We tend to add a lot more garlic and pepper and some healthy dashes of oregano. We add a can of tomatoes with the juice instead of tomato juice, and after the mussels are done, I remove them and add a can of tomato paste. It makes a thicker sauce and we serve everything over pasta.

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Reviewed On: Oct. 6, 2011

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